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Explore the Popular Attractions in Jakarta Indonesia – Must See Main Highlights

The expansive metropolis of Jakarta is a melting pot of attractions. Concealed under towering skyscrapers and roads choc a block with traffic are vintage museums, animal parks and other lures.


Taman Mini Indonesia Park

The ideal place to absorb the cultural diversity that's Indonesia this fabulous family park is perfect for a family day out. The park consists of various pavilions that represent traditional costumes, architecture unique to each culture as well as samples of arts and dances unique to the islands. At the core of the park is a man-made lake on which a model of the archipelago is represented. You can enjoy a bird's eye view of this from the cable car. In addition, Taman Mini Indonesia is home to a bird park, water park, flower garden, library, theatre and an IMAX cinema.


Ancol Dreamland

Ancol Dreamland or Taman Impian Jaya Ancol sitting on the northern waterfront of Jakarta is the city's chief amusement park. This park belongs to a bigger complex 552 hectares in size with plenty of fun rides, water features and loads of adventure for the entire family.


Indonesia National Gallery

Located in central Jakarta close to Alila Jakarta this venue is for all art lovers. The place displays over a thousand pieces by both local and international artists. There are permanents exhibits as well as sculptures from prominent artisans such as Nyoman Lempad of Bali and Raden Saleh. There are three large halls which host various temporary exhibits while a workshop where restorations of art pieces take place will prove to be quite fascinating to visit.


Experience Jakarta Chinatown

Jakarta Chinatown or Glodok is one of the city's most important cultural and historical sites. As Chinatown is located adjacent to Jakarta's Old Town – Kota Tua you can enjoy the vintage vibes and feast your eyes on far eastern period architecture. Amongst these 17th century temples, family run old boutiques and eateries will prove to be fascinating to browse.


Discover Kota Tua – Jakarta Old Town

The Old Town of Jakarta is better known as Kota Tua or Old Batavia. Ideal for all culture buffs this precinct was once the downtown district and home to the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company. Most of the city's fine museums are located in this area resplendent with various versions of vintage buildings that reflect a bygone era. Certainly worth a visit from your Jakarta city hotel this old quarter promises to reveal a range of historical attractions.


Ragunan Zoo

This is the city's main zoo located in South Jakarta. Ragunan Zoo is better known as Taman Margasatwa Ragunan and is in the district of Pasar Minggu. This zoo was set up over a century ago during the Dutch Colonial period of Indonesia; today the place harbours over 3,000 species of animals from the archipelago and around the world. You will love walks under the canopy of trees and discover the exotic residents of this vintage zoo.

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